Josh Rosen

Minnesota Vikings
Quarterback #3
Minnesota Vikings
Quarterback #3

Josh Rosen News

Joins Minnesota's practice squad

Minnesota signed Rosen to its practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Rosen has been a free agent since the Browns cut him from their practice squad in October. With Kirk Cousins and Nick Mullens healthy, Rosen figures to serve as an emergency depth option on the Vikings practice squad.

Dec 20, 2022 10:55 AM EST

Let go by Browns

Rosen was cut from the Browns' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Rosen was let go Monday after spending the first month of the season as a member of Cleveland's practice unit and will now look for another opportunity elsewhere. The quarterback has appeared in just two games since 2019, completing two of 11 passes for 19 yards while tossing two interceptions. If he gets another shot on a new team, it will certainly be with the practice squad.

Oct 10, 2022 9:16 AM EST

Comes back on practice squad

The Browns signed Rosen to the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Rosen ultimately will re-join Cleveland on the team's practice squad after failing to carve out a roster spot behind Jacoby Brissett and Joshua Dobbs this preseason. The 25-year-old signal-caller should now serve as an emergency backup if one of the team's quarterbacks goes down with an injury at some point this regular season.

Sep 1, 2022 11:55 AM EST

Done with Cleveland

Rosen was waived by the Browns on Tuesday, Dov Kleiman reports.

Analysis: Rosen will look for a new team after failing to make the Browns' final roster. The quarterback played in four games with the Falcons last season, passing for 19 yards while throwing two interceptions. Whatever team he ends up on will be his seventh since being drafted in 2018.

Aug 30, 2022 8:31 AM EST

Inefficient exhibition outing

Rosen completed 7 of 20 passes for 88 yards in Sunday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Rosen entered the game after Joshua Dobbs led the Browns to a 20-14 lead midway through the third quarter. Although Rosen's first pass resulted in a 32-yard gain to Javon Wims, he barely managed to move the ball afterward. With Deshaun Watson suspended for Cleveland's first 11 games, Rosen and Dobbs are currently competing to serve as Jacoby Brissett's backup for the regular season. However, Dobbs clearly outperformed Rosen with Sunday's showing, as he completed 14 of 20 passes for 141 yards and rushed four times for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Aug 21, 2022 2:05 PM EST

Signs with Cleveland

The Browns have signed Rosen.

Analysis: Rosen, who was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, saw action in four games with the Falcons last year, completing two of his 11 pass attempts for 19 yards with two interceptions. As the 2022 season approaches, the 25-year-old gives the Browns added quarterback depth behind Deshaun Watson (who faces a potential suspension) and Jacoby Brissett. In the event that Watson is suspended, either Rosen or Joshua Dobbs would be in line to serve as the team's No. 2 signal caller behind Brissett.

Jul 22, 2022 10:16 AM EST

Set to sign with Browns

The Browns plan to sign Rosen, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Per Cabot, the move is expected to happen Friday, and assuming it does, Rosen will give the Browns an experienced veteran QB option behind Deshaun Watson (who faces a potential suspension) and Jacoby Brissett. Also under contract with the team is 27-year-old signal caller Joshua Dobbs.

Jul 21, 2022 3:05 PM EST

Set for workout with Browns

Rosen is expected to workout with the Browns this week, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: Rosen will get a look from Cleveland as they try and configure their quarterback room heading into training camp. The former first-round pick spent the 2021 season backing up Matt Ryan in Atlanta, completing two passes on 11 attempts while throwing two interceptions.

Jul 21, 2022 8:26 AM EST

Shifts down depth chart

Rosen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Rosen was active for the team's Week 17 matchup with Feleipe Franks recently activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, he'll now shift back to third on the quarterback depth chart for the Falcons' final game of the regular season.

Jan 9, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Serving as backup

Rosen is active for Sunday's game against the Bills, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Rosen had been supplanted by Feleipe Franks (coach's decision) as the backup quarterback of late for the Falcons. However, with Franks just activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the team opted to entrust the backup quarterback role to Rosen for Week 17.

Jan 2, 2022 9:29 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Rosen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Panthers, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: With Rosen a healthy scratch, Feleipe Franks will be the primary backup quarterback to Matt Ryan on Sunday. Ryan has played in every game this season, but Rosen has seen occasional playing time during blowouts this year.

Dec 12, 2021 9:30 AM EST

Active for Week 1

Rosen is active for Sunday's contest against the Eagles, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: While Rosen won't see the field unless Matt Ryan suffers an injury or is forced to miss time, the fact that he's active instead of Feleipe Franks gives him the first regular-season opportunity to back up Ryan.

Sep 12, 2021 9:09 AM EST

Sticks on 53-man roster

Rosen has a spot on Atlanta's initial 53-man roster, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network repors.

Analysis: The Falcons are keeping both Rosen and undrafted rookie Feleipe Franks behind durable starter Matt Ryan. Given that Rosen has been with the team for only one week, Franks likely will be the backup quarterback for the season opener against Philadelphia on Sept. 12. It's still a decent opportunity for Rosen, the 10th overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft.

Aug 31, 2021 9:14 AM EST

Suiting up for preseason finale

Coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that Rosen will suit up for Sunday's exhibition finale against the Browns, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Rosen joined the Falcons just two days ago, roughly one week after he was cut by the 49ers. If Matt Ryan ends up sitting out the preseason finale, which is more than possible, Rosen and Feleipe Franks will be the Falcons' only available quarterbacks. If things play out that way, Sunday's matchup against the Browns could weigh heavily into determining which of Rosen or Franks wins the backup gig behind Ryan heading into the regular season.

Aug 25, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Joining Falcons

Rosen is signing a contract with Atlanta, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rosen was cut loose by the 49ers less than one week ago. He'll get his next opportunity in Atlanta after AJ McCarron went down with a torn ACL earlier in the week. Rosen's last game action dates back to 2019 with Miami, throwing for 567 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions in six contests.

Aug 23, 2021 8:32 PM EST

Goes unclaimed on waivers

Rosen cleared waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rosen was among the 49ers' first wave of roster cuts Tuesday, just days after making his debut with the team in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs. Prior to San Fran giving him a chance at the end of last season, he spent most of the 2020 campaign on the Buccaneers' practice squad and split the previous two years between Miami (2019) and Arizona (2018). The Cardinals used the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft on Rosen, but the 24-year-old already may have washed out of the NFL.

Aug 18, 2021 3:10 PM EST

Waived by 49ers

Rosen will be waived by the 49ers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rosen inked a one-year deal with the 49ers in late December but didn't show enough in training camp to hold on to a roster spot. This seemed a likely eventuality following the team's decision to spend its third overall pick on Trey Lance in the 2021 NFL Draft. Rosen's first-round status in the 2018 NFL Draft could still entice some teams into trying to unlock more from him, but he's unlikely to land as anything more than a top backup

Aug 17, 2021 2:00 PM EST

Pens one-year deal

Rosen signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Rosen will finish out the season with San Francisco, and it's possible the team will even thrust him into a starting role for the season finale to see what the 2018 first-round pick is capable of. Given his lack of familiarity with the team's system, Rosen will open as the backup to C.J. Beathard against the Cardinals on Sunday with Nick Mullens (elbow) and Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) both sidelined. San Francisco has a crowded quarterback room, but Rosen could compete for the backup role behind Garoppolo next season if he impresses the coaching staff in his short stint with the team to close out the 2020 season.

Dec 23, 2020 11:12 AM EST

Signs with 49ers

The 49ers signed Rosen off the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rosen was cut by the Dolphins in September and landed on the Bucs' practice squad, and he's finally found a new home. The 49ers need depth at quarterback following news that Nick Mullens (elbow) is done for the year and Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) isn't expected to be activated from IR. In turn, Rosen will serve as C.J. Beathard's backup in Saturday's game versus the Cardinals, who selected him 10th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Dec 22, 2020 2:22 PM EST

Lands on Tampa Bay's practice squad

Rosen signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After going unclaimed on waivers, Rosen apparently could've signed with an active roster elsewhere, but he chose to restart his career in a good situation in Tampa Bay. With head coach Bruce Arians and legendary QB Tom Brady, Rosen stands to learn a lot as a practice-squad member with the Buccaneers, and he can be patient as he develops before seeking a new team.

Sep 6, 2020 10:50 AM EST

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